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Official Arthur Fireworks glow-in-the-dark t-shirts available for purchase

The official 2022 Arthur Fireworks glow-in-the-dark t-shirts are available for purchase at the Arthur IGA, Dicks Pharmacy, and Yoder’s Kitchen. This year’s fireworks will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 25, in Jurgens Park (the fairgrounds). Onesies and shirts sizes are youth small through adults 3X and the cost is $20 each. All…

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Atwood Woman’s Club Flower Project

Saturday, May 14 members of the Atwood Woman’s Club planted flowers in the planters along Main Street in Atwood. Those who helped were Carolyn Sanders and her great granddaughter Keeley Simpson (pictured), along with Pam Simpson and Bev Obert. Planting and watering the flowers has been a summer project of the Woman’s Club for many…

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Atwood Village Board Enforcing Ordinance Violations

  By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Ordinances are set in place for a reason, and that is not to ignore. Village President Bill Fleming mentioned these ordinance violations at the regular meeting of the Atwood Village Board on Monday, May 9. Many of these ordinances are broken during the summer and fall. Some of the…

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Community Baccalaureate Service held for ALAH Class of 2022

A Community Baccalaureate Service was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School. A student baccalaureate committee along with the Arthur Ministerial Association helped to plan and organize the service. Stephen McClarey, ALAH choir director, provided the music for both the processional and recessional and accompanied senior Mackenzie…

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ALAH Prom Royalty

ALAH Prom Royalty. The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 2022 Prom was held on Saturday, May 7 at the Devon Amphitheater in Decatur. Pictured is this years Prom Court, (l-r) Trey Wardrip, Kaitlyn Zander, Max Allen, Sarah Rafferty, Prom King Jace Green, Prom Queen Delaney Gillis, Reggie Edmonds and Alexa Miller.

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Douglas County Tax Bills mailed

Douglas County Real Estate Tax Bills went in the mail on Friday, May 13, 2022. Due dates are Friday, July 1, 2022 and Thursday, September 1, 2022. PLEASE read the back of your tax bill. Many questions can be answered there. There is also contact information for each office and the duties of each office…

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The Story of the Lovington Coal Mine is the May Program for MCHGS

Lovington, Illinois was once the home of a 900 foot deep coal mine producing the highest quality coal in central Illinois. Because of it, city fathers of Lovington expected their town to become one of the largest towns in the area. Come to the society’s regular meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.…

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Atwood Teachers Recognized by Atwood American Legion Auxiliary for National Teachers Appreciation Week

A-H Grade School/Jr. High teachers are ready to “dig in” to the tasty treats delivered to them for National Teachers Appreciation Week. Pictured, left to right, Dorothy Clough, kindergarten teacher Erin Beck, sixth grade teachers Mike Haste and Samantha Binion, fifth grade teacher Katie Shoemaker, and Jessie Yoder, president of the Atwood American Legion Auxiliary.…

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Bement awarded “Safe Routes to School” grant

The Village of Bement will receive $170,000 from a state grant to provide safer active transportation for students. Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced $12.3 million in grants for local projects that will help boost the health and safety of children via safer walking and biking routes to school. The Safe…

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